Saturday, May 16, 2015

Postwar World Salute to Service Members

While this is a departure from the topic where we last left off from A Bird's-Eye View of the Postwar World, it's Armed Services Day. So here's a salute to the man and women in uniform... with apologies that there are no cartoons about servicewomen in this 1945 booklet. *
"Well I'm home for good now, woman, and things are going to be different from now on!"

The cartoons are also about life after the war is over, so there are no Willie and Joe in the trenches cartoons, either.

The signature on the cartoon above is nearly cropped out, but it might be by William Wenzel (January 22, 1918 – May 12, 1987). This next cartoon is definitely Wenzel's, and it is much the same style -- but suggests that our returning Master Sergeant's wife may be more prepared for his return than he thinks:
"Sergeant Gilhooy will now tell us how to handle our men in the postwar world!"

* Well, almost none.

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